Oil’s rise was as dependent on the old as much as the new. The industry also benefited from changes in agriculture.
The University of Texas-Austin claims the most advanced state-run earthquake monitoring system in the nation.
The former vice president spoke in Georgetown about climate change and renewables.
Methane hydrate, the compound recovered by the scientists, could provide power to future generations.
Plus: Irving-based Fluor to turn the lights back on in Puerto Rico and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos christens a wind farm.
The freewheeling sculpture garden Eclectic Menagerie is the most Houston museum in the Bayou City.
It seems unlikely that Perry’s coal subsidy could have saved them, according to an expert at UT.
Moving electricity through West Texas comes at a steep price.
Also: Battle over ethanol moves into Mexico, Vistra Energy announces two more plant closures, and Rick Perry faces a tough crowd.
As Secretary Perry increases funding for carbon-capture research, let’s look at what that means.
The future of the region is uncertain—but Texas-based companies are holding on to assets there.
Recruiting new talent may become more challenging at a time when oil and gas companies need it most.
Also: Occidental’s Harvey losses hit $70 million, Texas exports to India, and Valero renews its golf sponsorship.
The plan keeps a deduction for intangible drilling costs and lowers the corporate tax rate, but the future of other exemptions is uncertain. Renewables like wind and solar appear less advantaged under the new plan.
The San Antonio Republican is focused on this one issue in his inquiry on Russian interference with domestic business.
The Irving-based company fell all the way from first to ninth.
SeaChange Technologies wants to release O&G wastewater into the atmosphere.
This Week in Texas Energy: Questions Remain About Railroad Commission Executive Director’s Resignation
Plus: a Texas energy conman was also involved in California’s real estate market, an Eagle Ford Shale dispute is settled, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas gets a new appointee.
Danny Burch was taken by armed men ”in broad daylight.”
And more could be on their way, especially if drilling activity in the Barnett Shale region grows.
Plus: AMD bids to make Tesla chips, Perry pushes carbon capture, and a cute promotion from a gas station in Nash.
In a series of major chemical accidents caused by Harvey, this might be the worst yet.
How a wisecracking 95-year-old chemist plans to reenergize the future.
But the 2018 Mexican election could put a kink in the hose.
Officials at Magellan Midstream Partners claim floodwaters made them underestimate the magnitude of the gasoline spill at Galena Park.
Houston’s Galena Park neighborhood deals with a massive oil spill after Harvey, Exxon loses a fight to keep documents secret in New York’s climate change fraud probe, and the Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission is running for re-election.
Unlike electric cars, which take can take hours to fully charge, refueling a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle takes about as much time as it does to gas up your car.
With the release of 4.5 million barrels of crude oil, Energy Secretary Perry expects to see just a two-week disruption in gas prices.
Nearly all refineries are resuming operations, though production will remain curtailed for weeks to come.
Refinery capacity, oil reserves, and the mythical fuel shortages.
Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton assures the public: ”There’s plenty of gasoline.”
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has received numerous incident reports of air pollution during the storm.
As the energy grid mix has changed, air quality has improved. And that has brought national savings of $30 billion to $112 billion in health costs over eight years.
Higher gasoline prices are just another consequence of the storm.
Energy companies evacuate the Gulf Coast, CenterPoint Energy has some helpful tips, a California company makes a bid on a Texas utility, and Texas officials hope to maintain strong energy ties with Mexico.
How the greatest deal maker in history got outmaneuvered in his bid for Oncor.
Association report says Permian oil production provides 45 percent of the output from the Lower 48.
Exxon Says a Harvard-Backed, Peer-Reviewed Study of Its Own Internal Communications About Climate Change Is “Preposterous”
The current debate is getting downright silly.
The shale boom and the end of a decades-old export ban have put the Port of Corpus Christi on the global map. Finally.
A group of lawmakers led by a Texas Congressman also sent a letter to the President.
It’s still possible to improve the three-nation economic relationship and integrate the states’ energy sectors.
As Houston plots a sustainable path forward, it’s leaving fenceline communities behind.
This new feature comes from a partnership between Microsoft and WattTime.
Plus: Rick Perry’s investment in batteries, NRG layoffs, and an interactive map of wind farms.
”The most peculiar angel” and a man of faith.
Toyota and JP Morgan Chase bring renewables, and more traffic, to Plano.
Electric grid resiliency and security are keys to a bright energy future.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry might head to the Department of Homeland Security, Texas holds on to the number one spot for energy consumption, and big oil and ranchers battle over water resources in West Texas.
More than 10 percent of the nation’s energy is consumed in Texas.
A new focus on demand-side approaches and smarter energy management.